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    Jerry Fogel ("Mothers in Law")

    The actor who played the young husband on the sitcom The Mothers in Law has died. Kaye Ballard (who was only ten years older than Jerry) played his mother; she died in January. Years ago I read an interview that Eve Arden gave, it was reprinted in one of those vintage-movie magazines. She mentioned that the actor playing either her husband or Kaye's husband left the show and was replaced. The viewers didn't comment, "which was bad, because that meant people weren't watching [the show] or they just didn't care". Either way, it meant low ratings in her opinion. Eve also mentioned that one year she mailed her Christmas cards early - Joan Crawford was on her mailing list. Joan not only sent Eve a Christmas card, she also sent Eve a THANK YOU card for the Christmas card she sent !

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    Makes me sad. He was the last one left on the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave62 View Post
    The actor who played the young husband on the sitcom The Mothers in Law has died. Kaye Ballard (who was only ten years older than Jerry) played his mother; she died in January. Years ago I read an interview that Eve Arden gave, it was reprinted in one of those vintage-movie magazines. She mentioned that the actor playing either her husband or Kaye's husband left the show and was replaced. The viewers didn't comment, "which was bad, because that meant people weren't watching [the show] or they just didn't care". Either way, it meant low ratings in her opinion. Eve also mentioned that one year she mailed her Christmas cards early - Joan Crawford was on her mailing list. Joan not only sent Eve a Christmas card, she also sent Eve a THANK YOU card for the Christmas card she sent !

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    I heard that Roger Carmel asked for a raise and didn't get it. I am not sure what went on there.
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    The show was in trouble from the get go. Arnaz asked everyone not to ask for raises or take a cut to keep the show going. Carmel said no per his contract. He was let go. Desi himself was receiving multiple salaries as producer and later as an actor when he wrote himself into the show as recurring performer ! The show was terrible anyway and a comedown for Ballard and especially Eve Arden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    The show was in trouble from the get go. Arnaz asked everyone not to ask for raises or take a cut to keep the show going. Carmel said no per his contract. He was let go. Desi himself was receiving multiple salaries as producer and later as an actor when he wrote himself into the show as recurring performer ! The show was terrible anyway and a comedown for Ballard and especially Eve Arden.
    And my mother loved it, of course.

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    Yes, my mother loved it, too.
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